FBE internal pipe coating is the preferred coating for many oil & gas companies as well as utility firms for sewage and water transport. Its superior resistance to corrosion prevents the assault of chemicals onto the conduit thereby reducing the impact of rust from the inside out. Because FBE coated pipes are abrasion, chemical, and thermal resistant, its suitability for a myriad of applications translates to a popularity that far exceeds other coatings.
The application of fusion bonded epoxy for internal pipe coatings provides long lasting resistance to corrosive materials and distillates. Furthermore, internally coated pipes provide better flow efficiency due to the reduction in friction between the pipe’s surface and the gas, oil, or water that makes its way through the pipeline. Moreover, several fusion bonded epoxies offer paraffin wax mitigation to slow down the build-up of the precipitate deposits that hamper these flow rates.
To prep pipes for the internal coating of fusion bonded epoxy, an aggressive media blasting is required so that proper anchor profiles are met to achieve maximum adherence. A thin layer of phenolic primer is applied and dried before the conduit is placed in the oven to preheat. Afterwards, the pipe is internally sprayed with the designated FBE to the required millage thickness before going back into the oven to fully cure.
The combination of the phenolic primer and fusion bonded epoxy greatly reduces corrosion in oxygenated atmospheres. Its resistance to CO2, H2S, CH4, brine, and petroleum distillates at elevated temperatures and pressures ensures extended longevity out in the field.
So you see, internal pipe coating with FBE is crucial to the longevity and efficiency of production tubing, gas, water, and sewage lines, as well as pipeline transport systems. Houston Powder Coaters offers a wide variety of coating systems aimed at a larger variety of application requirements. Give them a call at 281-676-3888 or email Sales@HoustonCoaters.com to find out more.